Monthly Archives: June 2014

Greening Effort Plants 20 Trees on the 20th in Chelsea Square

June 27, 2014
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Chelsea Square is a relaxing locale in the summertime. There is the fountain and a nice walking area. The brick sidewalks are quaint and the police presence – with the headquarters across the street – is unrivaled. However, there have never been quite enough trees, until now. Volunteers from the Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space...

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Employees, Customers Rally at Chelsea Market Basket

June 27, 2014
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More than 1,000 employees, customers and store managers from around the region rallied at the Chelsea Market Basket parking lot on Tuesday afternoon in support of ousted DeMoulas President Arthur T. Demoulas. Tom Trainor, a 41-year employee of Demoulas Market Basket, summed up the feeling of many employees at the rally Tuesday, saying, “I’ve...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 27, 2014
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After watching their neighbors weigh in four times over the last year without getting a say, Chelsea voters will, in fact, get to go to the polls to vote on casinos this November – and they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an...

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McLaughlin Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Soliciting

June 27, 2014
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The former executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection with unlawfully soliciting contributions from state employees and other individuals to support multiple campaigns, including the campaign of former Lt. Gov. Tim Murray. “McLaughlin exploited his position as head of the Chelsea Housing Authority to use...

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McLaughlin to Spend Another Year in the Pen

June 27, 2014
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Tally on another year to the incarceration bill of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin, as Federal Judge Doug Woodlock sentenced him to a fourth year in federal prison last Friday afternoon in Boston Federal Court. McLaughlin – who is serving his time in Pennsylvania and has about one year under his...

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Whew, What a Weekend!

June 27, 2014
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To the Editor: Thanks go to so many gardeners, friends and local merchants for all the good will and hard work that went into our 4th Annual Art Walk “Scarecrows in the Garden” and “Quilt Raffle” fundraiser at the Chelsea Community Garden.  A few special shout outs must go to: Groundskeepers Joe Reese and...

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The SJC Decision

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Scholar-athlete times Two: Gustin Plays Two Division 1 Sports at Holy Crossby

June 27, 2014
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Sean Gustin is a rarity in college sports, a two-sport All-Academic selection. And he’s doing it at the highest level, playing Division 1 hockey and baseball at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester. Gustin has strong Chelsea roots. He is the son of Andrea (Pompeo) Gustin and Bryan Gustin and spent the first...

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Obituaries 06-26-2014

June 27, 2014
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Flora Cook 25-Year Secretary at St. Rose Church Flora Cook, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died on June 21 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. She was 78 years old. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Flora was a deeply religious woman who was very active in St. Rose Church, working as...

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Melanoma Education Foundation Offers Free Self-detection Lessons for Teen Students

June 24, 2014
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By Tori Ziege From the depths of what can only be described as yet another harsh New England winter, summertime has sprung. Cue sunny mornings working in the garden, sunny afternoons laying out on the beach towel and yes—sunny days enduring the constant reminder to put on sunscreen. We’ve all heard it, we’ve all...

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